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mouview

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Joe Canning retires
« on: July 28, 2021, 12:55:09 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2021/0728/1237774-joe-canning-announces-galway-retirement/

His place in history is assured. One of the true greats and Galway's greatest ever.
So many brilliant moments and memories.

Fear Bun Na Sceilpe

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Re: Joe Canning retires
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 01:09:41 PM »
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Re: Joe Canning retires
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2021, 01:15:05 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2021/0728/1237774-joe-canning-announces-galway-retirement/

His place in history is assured. One of the true greats and Galway's greatest ever.
So many brilliant moments and memories.

Two or three Club AI's to supplement his one senior and probably a load of U21 and minor ones..

Great hurler who along with a load of the lads on the current senior team have underachieved the last few years..


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Re: Joe Canning retires
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 01:50:36 PM »
There are numerous examples of sporting legends who retired without reaching the pinnacle of their sport so thankfully Joe at least got his AI medal that was the very least his talents deserved. For pure raw natural ability there were few better.   

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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2021, 01:52:57 PM »
I saw him for the first time in the 2006 all Ireland minor final. Amazing player.
Shortly afterwards the wheels fell off cork hurling.
And he got the Celtic Cross, even if it could have been more.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2021, 02:18:16 PM »
What a player. Thought there would be a few years in him yet but glad he got his All Ireland with Galway.

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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2021, 02:48:16 PM »
I saw him for the first time in the 2006 all Ireland minor final. Amazing player.
Shortly afterwards the wheels fell off cork hurling.
And he got the Celtic Cross, even if it could have been more.

What has Joe got to do with Cork?

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2021, 02:53:01 PM »
This is a disaster for Galway. I'm 90% sure he'll change his mind and come back next year!

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Re: Joe Canning retires
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2021, 03:24:45 PM »
the problem for Joe was that he played for the county at such a young age in all levels, 2 Minor all Irelands 1 under 21 4 club all irelands and a Fitzgibbon
and 5 Galway titles at senior..

The body can only do so much.

Been a pleasure to see him win at Croke, was a great day out. Seen him win on Paddy's day also.
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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Re: Joe Canning retires
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2021, 03:31:09 PM »
I saw him for the first time in the 2006 all Ireland minor final. Amazing player.
Shortly afterwards the wheels fell off cork hurling.
And he got the Celtic Cross, even if it could have been more.

What has Joe got to do with Cork?
It was just the day. Kilkenny destroyed them
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2021, 03:49:14 PM »
There was always an air of expectation something special might happen when Joe got the sliotar and my word did he deliver on so many occasions.

Privileged to have seen him in the flesh plenty of times.

So many would watch a game just to see Canning play.

 

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Re: Joe Canning retires
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2021, 03:53:25 PM »
Has there ever been anyone as good with the sideline cut ?

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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2021, 04:00:17 PM »
Every time I see the UK or US media go bananas about a great baseball or cricket catch, I think of Joe Canning - that one where he does a hand pass out the backdoor and puts a player away in space - magic.

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2021, 04:06:22 PM »
Has there ever been anyone as good with the sideline cut ?

He's pointed 27 in the championship, Mick Moroney comes next on 8 and Austin Gleeson has hit the most of those still playing and he's on 6 according to Malachy Clerkin. He hit 4 against Limerick in last year's semi alone.

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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2021, 04:23:04 PM »
Has there ever been anyone as good with the sideline cut ?

He's pointed 27 in the championship, Mick Moroney comes next on 8 and Austin Gleeson has hit the most of those still playing and he's on 6 according to Malachy Clerkin. He hit 4 against Limerick in last year's semi alone.

Wow, some record.